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  • Three Newport News firms awarded large military contracts

    Three Newport News firms awarded large military contracts
    Despite a decline in discretionary defense spending by Congress, a growing number of Newport News-based firms are landing large-scale military contracts this month. So far, three Newport News-based companies have been tapped by the U.S. Department of...
  • Obama may seek new funds to battle Islamic State: Senate aide

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama could ask the U.S. Congress in coming weeks to approve new funds for airstrikes against Islamic State targets, according to a congressional aide, following the militants' beheading of an American journalist...
  • Ferguson debacle should spark look at 'Rambo' policing

    Ferguson debacle should spark look at 'Rambo' policing
    Twenty years ago, before World Cup soccer invaded Orlando, then-Orange County Sheriff Kevin Beary had a brain flash for controlling barbarians at the Citrus Bowl gates. He needed a tank. Well, not a tank, really, but a $139,000 armored truck. Beary just...
  • AAFES pushes for online shopping option for veterans

    Allowing 18.8 million honorably discharged veterans to shop online through military exchange services, which also operate brick-and-mortar department stores and concessions on base, could boost store profits enough to pump more than $100 million back into...
  • Cuban doctors return to Guantanamo for 20th anniversary of rafter crisis

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba When Cuban doctors from Miami came to help 30,000 Cuban rafters held here, they found a hellish tent camp where people cut and burned themselves in hopes of being evacuated to U.S. hospitals. The doctors cringed when...
  • White House calls Chinese move near U.S. plane a provocation

    EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - The White House on Friday called a Chinese jet's close brush with a U.S. surveillance plane over Japan a deeply concerning provocation and said U.S. officials have protested to Beijing. The Chinese plane came within 30 feet of...
  • Ukraine accuses Russia of 'invasion' as aid trucks reach rebel city

    MOSCOW Ukraine on Friday accused Moscow of a "direct invasion" after the first Russian humanitarian aid trucks reached the eastern rebel-held city of Luhansk, reports said. Some 150 trucks earlier crossed into Ukrainian territory from a border checkpoint...
  • U.S. says Russia will 'bear consequences' for move into Ukraine

    The Obama administration Friday condemned the unauthorized entry of a Russian convoy into embattled eastern Ukraine, warning that the Kremlin would "bear additional consequences" for the move. Unless Russia removes the convoy it "will face additional...
  • Chinese fighter jet intercepted Navy sub-hunter plane in South China Sea

    Chinese fighter jet intercepted Navy sub-hunter plane in South China Sea
    An armed Chinese fighter jet conducted what Pentagon officials called an aggressive midair intercept of a U.S. Navy submarine-hunting aircraft during a routine patrol above international waters. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said the...
  • White House to review military surplus policy for law enforcement

    White House to review military surplus policy for law enforcement
    Troubled by images of heavily armed police facing off protesters in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama is ordering a review of federal programs that help law enforcement agencies buy military equipment. Obama wants to know whether the programs are “...
  • China dismisses U.S. protest over airborne encounter

    China’s Defense Ministry on Saturday acknowledged an encounter between a Chinese fighter jet and a U.S. Navy aircraft in recent days but rejected as “totally groundless” Pentagon assertions that the Chinese pilot conducted an...